Originally Posted by multi-task
I'll second this re. Joe Thoen's helpfulness-
Way back in ought-six when I decided to put a pulldown awning
on my Trillium
, he went to great lengths to supply me with the tube/arms/hardware. Though awnings are ordinarily of course sold with the fabric, Miss Cheapskate here wanted to install that herself, thus saving a Bundle. Joe was most accommodating, supplying me with what I wanted at a fair price.
And he probably still remembers as do I the hoo-haw that he had to go through when U.S. Customs wouldn't let the tube across the border, sending it back and making him jump through some kind of homeland security hoops before he could ship it again
I guess they must have thought it was a rocket launcher or something...
I hope he at least wound up breaking even on the deal!